All pages with keywords: sustainable development goals

The sovereign transition to sustainability: Understanding the dependence of sovereign debt on nature

The sovereign transition to sustainability: Understanding the dependence of sovereign debt on nature

a policy publication by Alexandra Pinzón, Nick Robins, Matthew McLuckie, Gabriel Thoumi 5 February, 2020

The transition to sustainability is the strategic challenge sovereign bonds face in the 2020s. Overcoming this challenge requires that the financial system recognises the fundamental economic dependencies on nature, which … read more »


Submission to call for evidence: Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

a policy publication by Alexandra Pinzón, Simon Dikau, Nick Robins 13 November, 2019

This paper was submitted to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity – Call for Evidence, an independent global review to assess the economic value of biodiversity and to identify actions that will enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. read more »


Financing climate change and sustainable growth

Financing climate change and sustainable growth

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 7 November, 2019

Presentation given by Nicholas Stern at the Pledging Conference for GCF’s First Replenishment 24–25 October 2019. In the presentation Professor Lord Nicholas Stern outlines how well designed sustainable  infrastructure can be pro growth, pro poor, and pro climate. read more »


How to finance a Global Green New Deal

Commentary 6 November, 2019

Richard Kozul-Wright argues for a coordinated global investment programme to tackle the twin challenge of delivering social and economic development while stabilising the climate. read more »


Nicholas Stern responds to EIB proposal to end lending for fossil fuels

Press release 26 July, 2019

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern responds to the announcement today (26 July 2019) that the European Investment Bank (EIB) has proposed to end lending for fossil fuel-reliant energy projects by the end of 2020 in its draft energy lending policy. read more »


Why sustainability means leaving behind old approaches to teaching finance

Commentary 3 June, 2019

Dirk Schoenmaker describes a novel approach to teaching the new generation of sustainable financiers. He presents a four-stage framework in which his favoured configuration, Sustainable Finance 2.0, monetises the social and environmental aspects, placing them on a par with the financial dimension. read more »


Responding with urgency: the role of UK aid in combating climate change

a commentary by Patrick Curran 9 May, 2019

Patrick Curran considers the findings of a new parliamentary report on UK aid for combating climate change. read more »


Sustainability and internationalism:  driving development in  the 21st century

Sustainability and internationalism: driving development in the 21st century

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 28 March, 2019

Nicholas Stern contends that embarking on a path of strong, sustainable and inclusive growth can deliver the zero-carbon economy and the Sustainable Development Goals, and that such a strategy both requires, and can help create, a new internationalism. This is an extended version of a lecture by Professor Stern delivered in February 2019 at the University of Cambridge. read more »


Climate change governance in Tanzania: challenges and opportunities

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany 22 October, 2018

The policy brief outlines the key governance challenges Tanzania faces in implementing its climate policies, describes the drivers of and barriers to climate-relevant policy processes, and concludes with policy recommendations. read more »


The time to invest in energy access is now

Commentary 19 September, 2018

By Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All  Delays in closing the energy access … read more »